ITE Nevada Chapter Officers for 2018-2019
The Nevada Chapter of Institute of Transportation Engineers is privileged to have the following dedicated professionals who volunteer their time in developing, promoting and managing the chapter events throughout the year. Each individual will spend three years as an officer starting out as the Secretary/Treasurer, then stepping up a position each year, eventually becoming president. Being an officer of ITE has many benefits and proven to be a rewarding experience. We encourage all of our members to consider volunteering as an officer.
John Penuelas, P.E., PTOE
Regional Transportation Commission
John Peñuelas is Director of Engineering for Streets and Highways for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and is a Las Vegas native. His department is responsible for administering local funds collected with fuel and sales tax to the RTC’s six member agencies.
Over a 25-year career, John has worked for the Nevada Department of Transportation as a survey technician, as a traffic engineering technician for Clark County Public Works, and as a project engineer then traffic manager at the City of Henderson, until joining the RTC in July 2015.
He has a Bachelor of General Studies degree from the University of Arizona and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management at Arizona. Professionally, he has been a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers since 1995, is licensed as a professional civil engineer in Nevada since 2004, and is certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer since 2005. Away from the office, John enjoys life.
Second Vice President
Paul Villaluz, P.E., PTOE
Slater Hannifan Group
Paul is a Senior Project Manager with Slater Hanifan Group in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has been blessed with 19 years of project experience in traffic operations, traffic design, and traffic safety as a consultant in Nevada and a public agency employee in Florida. Villaluz previously served the Nevada Chapter as the Secretary/Treasurer in 2010-2011 and the 2nd Vice President in 2011-2012. He served with the Fall Transportation Conference committee for nine years.
Paul has volunteered for the Western District Traffic Bowl Committee and as a student poster presentation judge for the Florida District. At the national level, he served as a peer reviewer for the Traffic Engineering Handbook, the Manual of Transportation Engineering Studies, and the Southern Arizona ITE Temporary Traffic Control Advance Sign Placement Guidelines. Paul served as the corresponding author and chair for ITE Traffic Engineering Council 111-02, who won ITE’s 2015 Coordinating Council Best Project Award for the publication entitled “Sight Triangles and Corner Clearance Policies at Intersections and Driveways: An ITE Informational Report”. Paul currently volunteers as a moderator for the Nevada Science Bowl and a moderator/business development director for the Las Vegas Quiz Bowl Alliance. Both organizations promote academically rigorous competitions for students in the Las Vegas Valley.
Baillie Sproul, P.E.
Nevada Department of Transportation
Baillie Sproul is the District I Assistant Traffic Engineer for the Nevada Department of Transportation. She moved to Las Vegas in October 2017 to join NDOT after working the past five years on the California High Speed Rail Project in Los Angeles.
With six years in the industry, Baillie is a passionate advocate for transportation and an active member of both the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and WTS International. She is looking forward to being involved with ITE Southern Nevada and getting to know the community of transportation professional across the valley.
Lindsay Saner, P.E.
Lindsay Saner is a Project Engineer with Kimey-Horn. She has been active member of the Nevada Chapter of ITE throughout her professional career. She has served as the chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for the ITE Western District Annual Meeting in Las Vegas in 2015. She has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University, ans is a professional engineer in Nevada. She began her career at Kimley-Horn in 2004 primarily focusing on traffic studies, parking analyses, simulation modeling and master planning for large-scale hotel/casino and mixed use development projects. Since early 2014, her focus has been on highway safety plans, both regionally and statewide.